16 days in West Coast Itinerary

16 days in West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Coast trip planner

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Fly
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 4 nights
Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, Train to Brussels

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Seattle

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 5th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass and then take a stroll through Pike Place Market. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Snoqualmie Falls, then see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then catch a live event at T-Mobile Park, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip builder site.

Brussels, Belgium to Seattle is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Seattle is minus 9 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in August; daily highs in Seattle reach 31°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

4
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Portland

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Get in touch with nature at Multnomah Falls and Haystack Rock. Kids will appreciate attractions like Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Fort Clatsop National Memorial. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach & Ecola State Park), Astoria (Columbia River Maritime Museum & Astoria Column) and Starvation Creek State Park (in Cascade Locks). It doesn't end there: stop by Powell's City of Books and admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Portland day trip tool.

Drive from Seattle to Portland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

2
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Yosemite National Park

Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Glacier Point and Yosemite, Tunnel View. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yosemite Falls and Tioga Pass. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Portland to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Portland in August, plan for little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and finally take in the views from Bixby Bridge. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and finally admire the sheer force of McWay Falls.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Monterey trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Monterey in 5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect nights in Monterey to be a bit warmer, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

3
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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step off the beaten path and head to Muir Woods National Monument and Exploratorium. Shop till you drop at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. Step out of San Francisco to go to Santa Rosa and see Safari West, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip planning app.

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips